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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Faculty and Staff

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Philip Baldwin

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Assistant Professor

CryoEM/ET methods development for image processing/structural biology

Dorit Donoviel

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Associate Professor, Center for Space Medicine
Director, Translational Research Institute for Space Health
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Furqan Fazal

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Investigating the principles of subcellular RNA localization and organization using sequencing- and imaging- based approaches
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Allan Chris M. Ferreon

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Associate Professor
Developing biophysics and fluorescence microscopy techniques to study intrinsically disordered proteins implicated in neurodegenerative diseases
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Josephine C. Ferreon

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Associate Professor
Studying intrinsically disordered proteins involved in stem cell biology using biophysical and biochemical techniques
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Chad Johnston

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Using chemical biology and synthetic biology methods to study, evolve, and engineer microbial natural products
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Sung Yun Jung

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Associate Professor
Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics, Glycomics, Epigenetics and Drug Discovery
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Kristen Karlin

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Director of Target Discovery THINC, Assistant Professor
Using functional genomics and chemical genetic approaches to model selective target inhibition and elucidate target mechanism of action in disease

Choel Kim

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Associate Professor
Regulation and function of Protein kinases, Rational drug design of kinase modulators for therapy
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Sukyeong Lee

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Associate Professor, Director of Macromolecular X-ray crystallography core
Method development in structural techniques and in silico drug screening
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Steve Ludtke

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Charles C. Bell Jr. Professor of Structural Biology, Director of CryoEM/ET Core, Deputy Director Advanced Technical Cores,  Codirector CIBR
CryoEM/ET and deep learning software development for image processing/structural biology. CryoEM/ET/FIB Milling methods development and applications to cellular systems
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Anna Malovannaya

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Assistant Professor, Director of Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Core
Mass Spectrometry Proteomics, Protein Interaction in Transcriptional Regulation, Cancer Proteomics, Multiomic Analyses
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Anthony Mustoe

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Developing chemical and computational methods to understand how RNAs fold and function in living cells
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Eric Van Nostrand

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Understanding regulatory control of RNA processing by RNA binding proteins
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Calla Olson

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Director of Chemical Biology THINC, Assistant Professor
Development of biochemical assays to identify and validate early drug discovery therapeutic candidates

Timothy Palzkill

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Cullen Trust for Higher Education Academic Chair, Professor and Chairman
Structure, function, evolution, and inhibition of drug resistance enzymes
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Yaping Pan

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Assistant Professor
Structure, function and modulation of ion channels and transporters
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Monica Pillon

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Defining the regulation of ribonucleoprotein assemblies using structure-function studies.
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B.V. Venkatram Prasad

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Alvin Romansky Chair in Biochemistry 
Mechanisms of how human RNA viruses replicate - from their entry to exit - for developing effective antiviral strategies
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Ram Reddy

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Professor
Teaching basic sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology) in Baylor Medical, School of Health Professions and Graduate school

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Michael Robertson

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Assistant Professor

Leveraging cryogenic electron microscopy and computational methods to study dynamic membrane protein signaling & develop novel therapeutics

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Lukas Simon

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Assistant Professor
Developing computational approaches designed for complex molecular data to drive the discovery of RNA therapeutics

Yongcheng Song

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Professor
Inhibitor discovery of biologically important proteins for drug discovery and chemical biology

Zhi Tan

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Combine computational and experimental methods to develop novel cancer therapeutics
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Mingxing Teng

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Developing mechanistically unique chemical probes for Cancer Chemical Biology research
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Francis T.F. Tsai

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Professor
Structural and mechanistic studies of protein quality control machines in health and disease
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Koen Venken

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Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Development of novel multiplex reporter strategies to explore signal transduction pathways
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Jin Wang

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Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Professor in Pharmacology
Applying chemistry to solve problems in biology and human health
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Zhao Wang

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Associate Professor
Structure and mechanistic studies of biological nano-machines by cryoEM/ET
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Theodore G. Wensel

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Professor
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Signaling
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Thomas "Trey" Westbrook

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Professor, Welch Chair of Chemistry, Executive Director THINC
Leveraging genetics, chem bio, and comp bio to identify unique cancer dependencies and their underlying mechanisms, with an emphasis on RNA biology

Jeremy E. Wilusz

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Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Professor, Associate Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Revealing how noncoding RNAs are generated, regulated and function
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Damian W. Young

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Robert A Welch Chair in Science, Associate Professor, Associate Director, Center for Drug Discovery
Applying modern synthetic methods for identifying chemical probes and therapeutic lead compounds 

Nicolas Young

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Associate Professor
Top Down Proteomics, Epigenetics, Histone Proteoforms, Chromatin, Chemoproteomics, Aging, Neuropigenetics
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Munder Zagaar

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Associate Professor of Foundational Sciences, Co-Director of MS-1 Curriculum, School of Medicine
Integrating pharmacology education across health professions via learner-centered design, technology integration and equitable assessment methods
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Ming Zhou

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Lodwick T. Bolin Chair in Biochemistry, Professor, CPRIT Scholar
Mechanisms of transporters and membrane-embedded enzymes, and physical and chemical principles of lipid-protein interactions
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Zheng Zhou

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Professor
The mechanisms driving the clearance of dying cells and other cellular garbage via phagocytosis and autophagy
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Rui Chen

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Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Academic Director of Single Cell Genomics Core
Apply a combination of genetics, genomics, single cell multiomics technologies to understand the genetics of human visual system diseases
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Farhad Danesh

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Physician-Scientist at the University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center and adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Identify and characterize novel molecular targets that could potentially prevent progression of kidney diseases

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Feng Li

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Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology
Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, drug toxicity and drug-drug interaction, imaging mass spectrometry
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Wei Li

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Knights Templar Eye Foundation Presidential Chair in Ophthalmology
Global profiling of cellular ligands, neurovascular regulation, disease mechanisms and novel disease-targeted therapy
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Olivier Lichtarge

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Cullen Foundation Chair, Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics
Evolutionary and integrative analysis of genome and protein variant interactions in complex human traits and diseases
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Russell Ray

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Associate Professor and McNair Scholar
The neural control of breathing and its roles in behavior and disease

Susan M Rosenberg

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The Ben F Love Chair in Cancer Research and Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Biochemistry & Pharmacology, and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Co-Leader Chromatin Biology Program, The Dan L Duncan Cancer Center
Molecular mechanisms of genome instability in evolution, cancer, antibiotic resistance and aging

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Francois St-Pierre

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Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Dr. St-Pierre is a Scholar of the McNair Medication Institute, a Fellow of the Klingenstein-Simons Foundation, and has been recognized with an Innovation Award from the National Science Foundation. He recently co-founded Imagen Bioworks to commercialize inventions from his lab.
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Kimberley Tolias

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Professor
Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating nervous system development, plasticity and repair in health and disease/injury
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Lynn Zechiedrich

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Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair and Professor of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Structure, function and therapeutic interventions of DNA and the enzymes that act on DNA
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